Xuanzang

Xuanzang

Xuanzang 玄奘 (c. 602 – 664) - A Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar known for his decisive seventeen-year travel...

Umayyads

Umayyads

Umayyads الأمويون or The Banu Umayya بَنُو أُمَيَّة‎ – The first hereditary and ruling family of the caliphate...

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia Αγία Σοφία – Located in present Istanbul, Turkey – A Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral, built...

Alcuin

Alcuin

Alcuin of York (735 – 804 CE) or Ealhwine —An English scholar and clergyman who, at the invitation...

Thonmi Sambhota

Thonmi Sambhota

Thonmi Sambhota (7th century CE) ཐོན་མི་སམྦྷོ་ཊ་ - Minister of the emperor Songtsen Gampo and inventor of the Tibetan...

Makuria

Makuria (5th to 15th/16th century) - An ancient Christianized kingdom in Nubia. Its capital was Dongola.

Alodia

Alodia or Alwa (6th to 15th century) - An ancient Christianized kingdom in Nubia. Its capital was Soba.

Hijri calendar

Hijri calendar

Muslim, or Hijri calendar (التقويم الهجري‎ at-taqwīm al-hijrī) - A lunar calendar consisting of 12 lunar months in...

Hegira

In 622CE, the prophet Mohammed left Mecca for Medina: it was the Hegira, beginning of the Muslim calendar.

Tang Dynasty

The Tang Dynasty reigned over China from 618CE to 907CE. Its capital was Chang'an. Great poets flourished as...

Songtsen Gampo

In 641CE, the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo founded Lhasa, converted to Buddhism, influenced the creation of Tibetan writing,...

Sui Dynasty

The Sui Dynasty (581CE-618CE) founded by General Yang Jian, reestablished the unity of China, which had been battered...

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